Monday, May 12, 2014
I cannot believe May is here and almost half over. Time flies, as the old adage goes. It has been a hectic spring. Final grades have been submitted for classes; my final seminar (with other people) is also over.Steve continues to work at the library and teach online classes. Steve's mom has battled a serious illness since last April; it is heartbreaking. We have surrounded her with love and are making her as comfortable as possible. The kitties are doing well;we have had some health scares with Java, but she always bounces back.
I will miss this spring's astronomy class; visiting the observatory,despite the frigid winter, was the highlight of the semester. It was one of the classes that changed my life, as I am now stargazing even though now it is not required. :) Now,I'm ABT (All But Thesis). Looking forward to diving in and finishing that thesis. Intending to walk in May 2015.
This has been a musical week and a half, as I rehearsed and performed in the LaPorte County Symphony. I played bass drum in a Star Trek uniform. The sci-fi movie-themed pops concert was really cool. There was a choir and excerpts of the films shown during the performance. Steve, my loyal roadie, supported me. On Tuesday, I will be playing with the Twin Cities Concert Band (IUSB) for commencement. A lot of my friends are graduating this year, so it will be great to perform for friends. Music has been a respite and I am grateful to still be able to play music.
Hopefully I will be able to blog more often this summer. Thank you for reading. Would love to hear from you! Hope you are well.